What to do in Dalaman, Turkey
Tourists love Turkey's coast
Published 26 March 2012 in Featured Articles
Turkey’s mainland coast is spectacular and attracts millions of tourists each year. However, the inventive Turkish cuisine, ancient culture, glorious sunshine and activities also contribute to the country’s popularity as a holiday hotspot for tourists from around the globe.
Dalaman holidays are popular with tourists as it is a quiet region that boasts ancient ruins, stunning nature parks and unspoilt beaches. So what should you do during your stay in Dalaman?
A visit to Turkey is not complete without visiting one of the country’s famous thermal spas. The Sultaniye Thermal Spa is located in Sultaniye village. The water in this thermal spa is between 32-42C and contains hydrogen sulphide, chloride, sodium and bromide. The spa has drinking and bath waters which are said to be incredibly relaxing, but they are also believed to be beneficial for health problems. Individuals with skin and blood disorders, heart ailments, bronchitis, kidney and urinary issues and metabolic disorders are all said to benefit from soaking in these waters.
Visiting a mud bath during your stay in Dalaman is an absolute must. They are a top attraction with tourists as they relax and lay down in sulphur-rich baths. These baths are said to relieve symptoms for people with dermatological issues.
Just 12 kilometres from Dalaman is Sarsala Cove. This is a popular destination for boat and yacht trips due to its stunning and beautiful surroundings. The crystal clear waters of this cove are perfect to cool down in and the pine trees that have grown down the pathway to the sea create an idyllic view.
Many are aware of the fabulous shopping in Turkey, and the Dalaman region is certainly no exception. There are weekly and weekend markets for tourists to browse leisurely through the traditional Turkish rugs, clothes and souvenirs.
Dalaman is the perfect area for the avid adventurer to explore by foot. There is a great selection of trekking routes that take tourists across stunning landscapes and sights of historical significance. The walking trail from Gokbel to Iztuzu takes approximately two to three hours to complete. However, to fully explore the ancient ruins of Kyra, Lissia and Lydia, a hike down the Kapda Peninsula is ideal.
Just twenty minutes from Dalaman is the town of Koycegiz. It is a gorgeous lake-side setting and remains largely undiscovered by tourists, making it well worth a visit for the day. Mainly a farming town, Koycegiz produces exquisite citrus fruit, olives and honey. This town is situated around a lake so it is perfect for a leisurely stroll, and a stop at one of the tea gardens for a glass of the local beverage is the ideal way to finish the day’s visit.
Turkey is one of the most popular holiday destinations across the globe. Its fresh and delicious cuisine is popular, as is the country’s history and culture. Whether you want to be in the centre of a busy area or relaxing in a quiet town, turkey holidays promise something for everyone.
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